Nnedi Okorafor
Who Fears Death
Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected (TED Books)

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected (TED Books)

Short, powerful, and moving. Okorafor’s 112 page memoir is for "anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard." When she woke up from surgery to repair her scoliosis, Nnedi Okorafor couldn't move. Unexpectedly paralyzed and unable to move from her hospital bed, she started imagining strange things...and turned them into stories. Writing became a healing practice for Okorafor, a way to go beyond her limitations and find her strength. I can't wait to pick this one up soon.

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Binti

Binti

I've been reading the Binti trilogy, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, and the whole series is at a great price right now. Neil Gaiman says, "Prepare to fall in love with Binti." From the publisher: "Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive."

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy

Binti: The Complete Trilogy

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I've been reading the Binti trilogy, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, and the whole series is at a great price right now. The Binti trilogy sat on my To Be Read list for too long. This drops you right into another galaxy where Binti is the first of her people to receive an offer to attend Oomza University, basically an ivy league college. Accepting the offer requires a huge sacrifice and a treacherous journey.

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